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  • Writer's pictureVicki Murtagh

"The Award for Best Decision Maker goes to ..... the Neutral Mind"

Mental confusion, uncertainty, not knowing, #stress; the pressure builds ... than comes the deep sigh, a sense of ease followed by clarity around what needs to be done. Hello Neutral Mind. Your wisdom is appreciated.

April offers the opportunity to work strongly with the Neutral Mind

What this month has installed?

A quick overview of the numerology for this month of #April.

The #four energy is creating a playing field to listen deeply to the inner knowing that is the needle of the compass of your life. This is the space of intuition.
The path for April is the energy of the five, which focused on life being the teacher. This month will offer a wide range of experiences where you will be asked to return to the place of stillness within before moving forward with a decision.
The main tool for this month ahead it the art of #meditation.

"But have tried meditation and it doesn't work for me"

There is so much research and statistics out there about the benefits of meditation. How it improves your #health, #wellness and your general outlook on life. Considering this, how come so many people struggle with something that is so potent for one's #wellbeing? Don't get me wrong I am an advocate for meditation. Personally meditate daily .. but it has been a long road to being able to activate this skill.

For fun lets try something out right now, regardless where you are. Don't worry, you aren't going to be asked to go cross eyed, stick your tongue and roar like a lion... even though that is a wonderful pranayama.

So close you eyes. Notice your #breath. Keep observing the breath for five rounds. Whilst doing these breaths also be #aware of what else happens internally.

Did you notice how much your mind was thinking?

Personally, every time meditation starts, a feeling of resistance arises, the breath refuses to lengthen for a few good rounds, and the mind says the same things over and over again....

"Really, this again. Do we have too. There is so much more important and more beneficial things we can do right now besides just sitting still."

When the #mind is heard clear and loud, that is a true sign that the meditation has began.

Meditation is a process... At any time which is peaceful (the best is the early morning time, before the dawn), you’ll be surprised that in a couple of minutes a lot of thoughts will start coming to you—the X-rated thoughts, the ugly, angry thoughts. If you let those thoughts pass by, this is meditation.  #YogiBhajan

Difference between Meditation and the Meditative Mind

There is some confusion around the process of meditation, hence why so many people state that they aren't able to meditation or struggle with this practice. The confusion lays in the difference between #meditating and the activation of the meditative mind, which is also referred to as the neutral mind.

Question Time

  • When you take a shower, do you just watch the water pouring out than trickling down the plug hole?

  • Or do you hop in the shower, use the body wash, scrub your nails, wash your hair and like Mum said wash behind you ears?

That is the difference between the meditative mind and meditation. Meditation is the actual process of taking the shower.

How often do you clean the physical body? Besides showering there are detox programs, cleansing juice fasts, colonic irrigation, enemas, green smoothies, salt rooms, float tanks and the list goes on and on for the number of ways we can #cleanse our physical body.

But what about the mind?

How often do you actually clear out the garbage within your #mind. What garbage do you say?

Still after a decade of a well developed meditation practice, have a jingle from an ad heard whilst a child that often floats around my head "Chew Chew #Broncos - Chew Chew Broncos!!!????####!!!!!???" And I don't even like football.

That is just one example of the endless debris our subconscious is subjected too an a daily bases.

And every day we are building more and more rubbish. Creating more landfill within the dump of our #subconscious mind. So no wonder, when a chance finally comes to sit within, our minds flips out and starts to download at an intense and constant stream.

THIS IS MEDITATION. It is the purging, the #detoxing , the cleansing out of the subconscious mind.

Why is this important?

Once the subconscious reaches its threshold, once the landfill quote is reached, than the rubbish tips into the #unconscious. When this happens the #toxicity of the mental heaviness becomes completely ingrained within our being and way of life. The very essence of your fibre is polluted. That is the importance of meditation.

Honestly it can be one of the most challenging experiences encountered. And it is like training for a marathon. It is the long road, with daily commitment, that requires a gradual extension of your capacity.